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Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

9 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

When Shedding a Few Pounds Meant Reaching for Some Milk

Caption from LIFE. Gym class at Rose Dor Farms is conducted by Swedish Physical Director Steve Finan whose ministrations<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard’s class of 1980 – with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Happiness

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Long Trail, Jay Peak Long Trail North: Jay, Vermont<p>This trail settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont is a true gem that is worth seeing if you are …

Hiking

Original Observer Photography: April 2015

This month’s showcase of photography commissioned by the Observer features plenty of people in the news: Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, jockey AP McCoy, footballer Eden Hazard. We’ve also got actors Timothy Spall and Viggo Mortensen, musicians Tracey Thorn and Nile Rodgers and lots more for your …

5 Ways to Get Toned With a Medicine Ball

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Readers' travel photography competition: April – water

From Windermere to the Antarctic peninsula, here are the pick of our readers’ shots on the theme of water. Scroll down to see the winner, judged by Mick Ryan of fotovue.com. Each monthly winner will have their photograph mounted by Point 101 and displayed in an exhibition at the Guardian’s London …

Travel Photography

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Your Happiness

These days it feels almost like a challenge to stay happy, but people still manage. The main reason people are unhappy is because they life a fast …

Happiness

The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus

As Indiana peddles its “religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is<p>Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free …

“The end of the world”: Why America misunderstands ISIS — and what you really need to know

Your conception of ISIS is scarily — and dangerously — incomplete, expert Charles Lister tells Salon. Here’s why<p>For a little more than six months, the United States has effectively been at war with the Islamic State (aka, ISIL or ISIS). Yet despite the country having committed significant resources …

April Fools’ Day Pranks That Probably Won’t Make You A Terrible Person

Okay, this one might make you a terrible person. [via]<p>Today is April Fools’ Day, so brace yourselves for all the high-lar-ious attempts at humor by the people who ignored John Oliver’s advice to simply not be a d*ck. You don’t want to be one of the folks doing stuff like this…<p>As was our tradition …

April Fools' Day

The truth about sex in ancient Greece

A new exhibition at the British Museum promises to lift the lid on what beauty meant for the ancient Greeks. But while we gaze at the serene marble …

Ancient History
Volvo

Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time, prosecutor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has not revealed evidence of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's motive, but he suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office in Dusseldorf, Germany, said …

Airplanes

Cannes 2015: 30 films we'd like to see

The first films for this year’s festival are being announced: ahead of the deluge, here’s a selection of likely titles we predict will be screening<p>Last week, the exciting news came through that Mad Max: Fury Road is to premiere at this year’s Cannes. Excitement tempered only by the caveats that a) …